The stock P90s in the Fano I had were amazing.
I got the 2015 used but the Gibson spec page says it has a P90S - T. So it's the original pickup. The original owner got rid of the robo tuners and put Klusons on it, also put a nylon nut on there in place of the original brass one. The 2015 is a nice sounding guitar but needs a new bridge. I bought it in 2017 but if I'd known the 2018 was coming I would have waited.Ah ... I was sure the slugs were only used on the Melody maker. Very different then.
Did you take photos of that guitar ? I'd bet that its neck P90 was adjusted as high as the bridge P90. Out of all pickups, singlecoils, humbuckers, Filtertron, etc, a P90 is the most sensitive to height adjustment. Even the best P90 ever in neck position will sound muddy if too close to strings.I might have just got a bad one the the one a tried was muddy as hell, neck was super bassy, I was so disappointed!
I'm with you, they probably are the best ones out there.I like the stock P90s in my PRS SE Soapbar II.
Only if a string sounded a bit weaker output than the others, but usually just leave them flat and adjust the pickup overall.
For a dog ear you can always add a shim between cover and guitar surface.Only if a string sounded a bit weaker output than the others, but usually just leave them flat and adjust the pickup overall.
With my Junior and the dog ear pickup that's a direct mount though, adjusting the poles is about all you have to go with.
Right. I played with that for awhile and came back to level with cover. That Lollar is strong enough, if pole pieces are too close to strings, it starts to lose its definition and gets a little ice picky.Ya, I have seen those, but they seem to mostly be used on an ES type guitar.
On a flat top like the Junior, the pole adjustment seems to be enough.